Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wordless Wednesday: A Very Belgian Connection

This is the moment Nick Nuyens crossed the line to win the 2011 Tour Of Flanders, the 67th Belgian to do so in 95 editions of the stunning Belgian Spring Classic. Flanders is more than just a race, it's an institution, every climb and cobble runs deep in a Belgian riders blood. Ask any Belgian rider which race they would most like to win, and this would be it. The 2011 edition was not won by a Belgian team (Quickstep placed second), but instead a Belgian rider. Coincidentally Nick Nuyens signed for Saxo-Bank as a replacement for Classics King Fabian Cancellara who left to join Leopard-Trek, a good move for Saxo-Bank as fan favourite and race favourite Cancellara (above right) could only manage third place on the day. My Money this year is on a certain Belgian team and Belgian rider to take the honours and keep the very Belgian connection alive...

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